INDIANAPOLIS (May 2016) – Herff Jones, a leading provider of graduation and educational products and services, partnered with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to design a brand new Champion of Champions ring commemorating the 100th running of the Indy 500.

For the first time ever, Herff Jones also offered limited edition Champion of Champions replica rings featuring the new design for fans looking for memorabilia to commemorate the big day. Certified for authenticity, Herff Jones created 500 Champion of Champions replica rings.

The rings were available in various metals – stainless steel, extreme silver, 10 karat or 14 karat gold (yellow or white) – with a choice of 1.56 carat cubic zirconia or diamonds. The individual’s name was featured on one side of the ring alongside the IMS copyright and a certification mark. The base of the ring was cut with the 100th running logo and surrounded by 1.56 carat of diamonds or cubic zirconia.

“The 100th running of the Indy 500 is a big deal for our city and race fans around the world,” said John Newby, president of Herff Jones. “Herff Jones has partnered with IMS for over 40 years, and we couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to re-design the iconic Champion of Champions ring, as well as offer one-of-a-kind replica rings to fans near and far.”

Herff Jones has been IMS’ official jeweler since 1983 and has manufactured Indy 500 staples such as the Champion of Champions winner ring, 33 starting drivers’ rings, a ring for the annual Pace Car Driver, and 9 Pit Stop Challenge winning crew rings.

For more information, please visit http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/indy500/

About Herff Jones
Indianapolis-based Herff Jones is the leading provider of graduation and yearbook products designed to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people. A division of Varsity Brands, Herff Jones’ products include class rings and jewelry, caps and gowns, yearbooks, senior products, and motivation and recognition programs. Focuses on building long-term relationships through a nationwide network of over 2,000 employees, the professionals at Herff Jones have been helping elevate the student experience and celebrate academic milestones for nearly 95 years.

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